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Alejandra Pizarnik

And it’s always the lilac garden on the other side of the river. If the soul should ask you if that is far from here, you should say, On the other side of the river, not this one, but the one over there.  — Alejandra Pizarnik, from “For Octavio Paz,” Extracting the Stone of Madness:… Continue reading Alejandra Pizarnik

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Ralph Angel

I want to know what you’re doing now, whether the work is dull or if, at least, it goes well. And I’m thinking of a dress you might be wearing, your fragrant shoulders, the solitary water of your ancient calm. A calm deeper than grief or boredom, distracting a soul uprooted, hour by hour, from… Continue reading Ralph Angel

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Bob Hicok

[T]here was this guy I knew in this room of needing someone to look out the window and feel how the field of a prose poem grows, how like an acre it spreads across the page with the sense that we need more land to let language have its say. — Bob Hicok, from “Prose… Continue reading Bob Hicok

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